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Northern Explorer Journey - Auckland to Wellington by Train

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Auckland, New Zealand
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icon5 hours 30 minutes to 10 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Leave the planning and driving to a train conductor while you travel on the Northern Explorer, a long-distance scenic train service running from Auckland to Wellington. Experience the beauty and variety of New Zealand—from the farmlands of Waikato to the volcanic peaks of the Central Plateau and the sparkling Kapiti Coast—while riding a comfortable train. A great way to trade the grind of vacation travel for a bit of romance.
  • Skip bus tours and driving for the romance of train travel
  • Journey in trains with award-winning carriages and specially designed seats
  • Take advantage of open-air viewing decks and GPS-triggered audio commentary
  • Journey through Tongariro National Park and the Raurimu Spiral
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
How long is Northern Explorer Journey - Auckland to Wellington by Train?
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Approximately 330 to 630 minutes long.
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What is the typical group size?
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Group sizes for Northern Explorer Journey - Auckland to Wellington by Train are capped at a maximum of 15 travelers.
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What languages is Northern Explorer Journey - Auckland to Wellington by Train offered in?
A:
Northern Explorer Journey - Auckland to Wellington by Train is offered in English, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese.

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Relaxation
Sandpick7
, Jul 2019
We had a relaxing trip from Auckland to Wellington. As the weather was poor there was nothing to see except fog for 5 hours then rain. The seats were comfortable the temperature of the carriage was good. The food was also of a good quality and standard.
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IT DIDN'T RUN
Safari40868061894
, Jul 2019
The train was cancelled and instead I took an almost 12 hour coach trip. Kind, attentive staff but unfortunately the mist made the ride not exciting. I am unaware of receiving notification from Viator that the train was cancelled almost 24 hours earlier
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Sit back and relax!
kathygarvelink
, Jun 2019
The Northern Explorer is a very well operated train. The operators are super friendly and helpful. The countryside, while at times ordinary, offered a clear picture of the pastoral life of its residents: sheep, goats, cattle, horses, and the ocassional llama pepper the rolling hills. The views from the train are pretty spectacular at many places, and the conductor slowed down for us to take photos. If you're going to Wellington from Auckland, and you have a day to get there, I highly recommend this train!

Product code: 59907P1

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